Fifty Shades of Grey is a 2011 erotic romance novel by British author E. L. James. All fans of the first installment in the Fifty Shades trilogy know that wine plays a key role in this erotic, amusing, and deeply moving novel. So, author of the book has partnered with winemakers in California to release a separate wine list to go along with the story. Fifty Shades of Grey Wine, with the tagline “You Are Mine,” comes in Red Satin or White Silk.
The first naughty-but-nice wine is a blend of Petite Sirah and Syrah that has been aged in a combination of new and seasoned French oak barrels. The tasting notes include black cherry, cocoa powder, caramel, vanilla, leather and clove spice. White Silk, made with flavors of crisp grapefruit, mineral and lush pear with a faint hint of butterscotch, is actualy a blend of Gewürztraminer and Sauvignon Blanc.
“I’ve always had a penchant for good wine, so combining two of my passions to blend Red Satin and White Silk was a natural extension of the series. I hope my readers curl up with a glass as they enjoy the romance between Anastasia and Christian,” E.L. James said.
E.L. James made a complete wine list and dinner menu that goes with different sections of the book. The three sections of the wine list are cleverly named Fifty Shades of Grey for white wine, Fifty Shades Darker for red wine, and Fifty Shades Free for hard liquor and cocktails. Both wines can be bought online for $17.99 each.